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SFGTV2
Jan 28, 2013 8:30am PST
. >> cut us off a little bit. >> david, let's talk about energy efficiency. i know fluorescent lights and bulbs are a big issues right now. people are changing old-style fluorescent bulbs. what's the old one, the new one and the savings? >> the standard of the industry were t-12. this was a four-foot lamp. the 12 stands for and and it's about four or five times more efficient than the typical incandescent light bulb. in the energy to increase energy efficiency. they have a more efficient standard. it's a two footer. it's called the t-8. it's half an inch in diameter. these are bi-pin fluorescent fixtures. these are 10, 15% for efficient than the older t-12. all of the fixtures bought now have the t-8. >> i understand they're going to stop making t-12 bulbs. >> it is scheduled for extinction. >> along the same lines, the city of san francisco is considering an ordinance to require the conversion from the old 212 to t-8 efficiency fixtures or higher. >> there are discussions. many of the large owners have gone to retrofits because there is a very good payback on it. the only commercial buil
SFGTV2
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm PST
clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead platinum building which is very few buildings
Comedy Central
Jan 28, 2013 11:30pm PST
] and my guest, michael shellenberger, is an environmentalist who believes in nuclear energy. finally, liberals that glow in the dark. [ laughter ] axe body spray has announced a contest that will send the winner to space. still not far enough to get away from the smell. [ laughter ] this is "the colbert report." ["the colbert report" theme music playing] captioning sponsored by comedy central [cheers and applause] welcome! boom! boom! woo! [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting stephen] >> stephen: yes! yes! yes! [cheers and applause] absolutely. welcome. [cheers and applause] yes, please. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. [cheers and applause] welcome back. please. ladies and gentlemen, those bastards have had a free ride long enough. it ends tonight. nation, president obama's second term is only a week old, and already we are one week closer to dying. welcome to obamacare. [ laughter ] and the president is dropping the ball on homeland security. >> the tsa is removing the body scanners that produce a naked image of the passengers bodies. you remember those? they're being removed bc t
FOX Business
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
energy and the 2009 stimulus package went to foreign companies. with more on this and, senior political columnist for the washington examiner. it's great to see you again, as always. i mean, look at the dollars and sincere. 16 billion for the green energy program. one out of $4 went to foreign companies. does that make any sense you? >> this is what happens when the government tries to get in a situation of picking winners and losers. it doesn't even do that very well. they're trying to reward the american companies. oh, here is a subsidy for installing windmills or installing solar panels. guess what, a good chance they are going to be made overseas. a good chance that a lot of these subsidies are going to go before companies. and this is been true in many government programs, not just obama's stimulus, but obama through the stimulus really ramped up the degree of the government handing out money to green energy. gerri: france, spain, japan, italy, you name it, are cut money when all over the planet. here's the thing that is really frustrating. permanent and temporary jobs created, jus
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00am EST
book -- i think that, as a person that's covered energy and environment for as long as i have -- this surprised me. you get into hydraulic fracturing which is now all over the news. today going to put out rauls for fracking on public lands. and you almost -- and you almost make the case that corporation prosecute -- that corporate philosophy gave them a blind spot when it came to high drawlic fracturing, and you make an amazing point that rex tillerton, as a young engineer at the company, actually was using the technique and so do you think in that one case in the fracking case, that corporate philosophy of, let's manage our risks, make sure we make a certain return on what we do -- hinder them from tapping into what is now this huge gas, huge economic opportunity in this country with natural gas? >> guest: they were slow but they're often slow and then they're dissive. so they get to places late and then buy their way in. that's their pattern. never had a great reputation as the greatest spoil goss discoverers. i'm sure they have some wins and a story they tell. thes about successes
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
democracies because of the nature of our energy economy all have big state oil companies. so yes, in the industrialized west most of those states have privatize them, but even bp, as recently as the 1980's. so but only in america do we have exxon mobilize our state oil company. much more coherent expression of our national energy policy than anything the federal government as. and they are just as powerful relative to the state as tallis to france and maybe even more so yet only in america would we have a state oil company that lives in opposition to the state in which it resides. shrek stiller sent recently told scouting magazine that his favorite book is that this charge by i'm rant. that is a sort of touchstone for libertarians. it is an attitude of sort of skepticism, let's say generously toward the government that is peculiar. the equivalent company in france or italy or even in britain would be -- with have all gone to the same universities as the president of the united states. it would be buddies. it would be an interlocking sense of world youth and maybe even if they would work
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integrated and targeted approach to the resource rather than the market based additive
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
that could be sucking up a lot of energy every time we use them. >>> plus a look back at the life and legacy of a longtime maryland legislator who died after being pulled from a fire at her home. >>> the ravens get a super send-off before they sgloosh and a drag race closes a runway at a popular airport. the lamborghini showdown still ahead. >>> kids who are home-schooled in virginia, they may soon get a chance to play sports at public high schools. today the so-called tebow bill took another attempt at passing, named after the nfl star who was alloyed to play football. virginia lawmakers first introduced this bill in 2005, but it has failed every year since. opponents say the bill gives home-schooled children trying to make a team an unfair advantage, because they don't have the same academic criteria as public school athletes. ♪ we got two tickets to paradise ♪ >> no, he didn't. >> that's safety ed reed, helping to get the crowd excited, with the rally at the inner harbor. >>> two blowers and two teams very similar to each other. they touched down in the big easy just an hou
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
that this whole conversation is how we're going to reach these goals of 100% renewable energy in that time frame. >> right. >> and certainly that's why i had some concerns around making sure that the values of the cleanpower sf program are ones that are always emphasized because again this is a conversation that has been in this country really since -- for a long time, but certainly in the 70's it took on a greater level of discussion, but then the conversation sort of didn't go anywhere. i think it was jimmy carter was the person person to put solar energy panels on the roof, and then i mentioned a couple of times someone named emory lovins who wrote a book "soft energy path" and took on the issues of fossil fuels and coal and sustainable wind and solar and other sources and just 30 years later we're still -- >> still plugging away. >> still at the beginning of the conversation, so for years i guess san franciscans really haven't had an opt in -- certainly not an opt out choice, and so sometimes we talk too much about opt in i get a little nervous, so anyway i thed to thank you.
FOX Business
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
for immigration reform. critics say it's amnesty and multiply. also ahead, green energy bubble. has the bubble already burst? and the wall street pros call it dumb money. small investors. are we about to get burned once again? "the willis report" is on the case. all of that and more coming up. but first, to our top story. immigration reform. or is it amnesty? bipartisan senators reviewing their plan for immigration reform. critics are wondering if this path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the united states is actually a fast-track umc. what more can we have chris stirewalt,. >> welcome as always, it's in the details. that's what counts. in 2,702,000 page bill. it just tells me that that is a very convenient pretext. gerri: we will have a lot of debate on us. taking a look at this list, you have to verify everything that happens. enforce new hiring procedures, a farm worker program and better tracking of defense. will the president accept this? he is announcing his plan tomorrow, or will he insist on his own list of priorities when it comes to immigration? >> what we
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
about energy upgrades to home autos and mani teo about the girlfriend hoax he fell for. turns out he wasn't talking to a woman. >> another bay area resident with divided loyalty ofrtz super bowl. we'll hear from joe flako's brothe so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> there are questions whether some consumers are being misled into thinking energy upgrades are part of a program. >> michael finney has been investigating this issue and joins us now. >> that is two state regulatory agencies have opened their own investigations into this issue. and one grandmother is just wondering when the central heating she paid for will work the way she wants. >> gets too hot here. in th
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 3:30pm PST
different things when it comes to local distributed generation of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the presentation about
FOX Business
Jan 28, 2013 9:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 2:30am EST
dollars so the government can make bets on green energy and solyndra. >> coming up. subzero temperatures put the freeze on the temperatures. global warming will give you 14 trillion reason to worry about your green and wall street speeding ahead but why. but it is the new normal. [heartfelt country music] ♪ - ♪ she stands in ♪ the face of evil ♪ and will not ♪ lose hope or faith ♪ america ♪ the land of freedom ♪ is still the home ♪ of the brave ♪ so raise the banner - ♪ raise the banner - ♪ called ol' glory - ♪ called ol' glory - ♪ let us join ♪ our fellow man - ♪ our fellow man - ♪ history ♪ will write the story ♪ america - ♪ america - ♪ will always stand ♪ history ♪ will write the story ♪ america ♪ will always stand ♪ >> it is so cold this week the fountain in new york city freezing over . the deep freeze sweeping over the nation. world leaderships announcing plan to raise another 14 trillion to fight global warming. you say it is time to put the green story on ice. >> it is a waste of money and the government is putting
SFGTV
Jan 23, 2013 2:00pm PST
energy or the quantity of energy we are going to get from hetch hetchy whether it's a reliable amount to be supplied. if you deal with something like a trans -- they have more money and they can afford to pay more but, the question is are you all able to supply? now your staff, they gained again i plea with you your staff are constituent sitting down over there and they have no clue whatsoever about this presentation. in fact, they have no clue, i doubt if they can explain to you and you are welcome to bring them here to you about the resolution. this is -- stick to what is on their agenda and if you bring the variables over here and some of us can connect the dots but most people cannot. and so we have to go slow with this. we cannot introduce too many variables, which do not have certainty. in this business, in this market nobody has certainty and you are a large entity that has control over those thing we don't want you all in the business of sub prime loans that is happening with this presentation. too many variables, too much uncertainty, and is totally confused. thank you very much
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
downtown consuming a big part of the energy and so they are more sensitive to fluctuation and is rates. really though, as it would apply to residential customers, fluctuation and is rates as they occur on the market, would be greater than they will be under a regime that is based upon local fixed capital cost and is that is what the build out will do you end up with over half of the power supply in a fair short period of time. being behind the meter and being essentially hardware and performance based rather than market or fuel-based. so, from the point of view of the commercial customer, you know, there are now over a thousand municipallies in the united states over c c a service and there has not been to my knowledge been a proem with which the program commence with a rate increase now clearly if the program commences with a rate increase that will send a negative signal to the commercial customers the approach we are taking here does not require a rate increase which actually shows surplus and is potential discounts for customers that sign on for this product and so there is an oppo
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
foundation who focuses on energy, environmental regulatory issues. i have to tell you, you have to hear what they say. the former mexican president talking about the goal here. economic growth and sustainability are interdependent. you cannot have one without the other. what do you say? >> well, if that is the case what we need to subsidize it with taxpayer dollars? if this is such a profitable idea, if the green energy market is a multitrillion-dollar economy, then let the ceos and venture-capital this figure that out. while this been a your money in my money? it makes economic sense. this culture of promoting these ideas with government capitol only creates government welfare or corporate welfare and creates corporate dependence. gerri: companies that fail as we talked about some many times in the show. whether you're talking about solyndra or a number of others that our government financed. you would think that maybe these are just wacked-out the trees coming of the wild ideas. and back, this green growth alliance has members like the world bank, deutsche bank, any number, ge can hsbc as
SFGTV
Jan 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
a result of market because the market has been problematic over the last ten years but energy efficiency there are no such problems with wind farms. it's or solar its a superior environment for rate certainty and it would both offer residential customers and the city considerably less risk around the of service. >> that is once you have built out. >>> yes, we have a farrell rapid build out schedule for that very reason we would start the program obviously with 100% bought power and then, quickly, roll out local resources to hedge that and so you would have within a couple of years a significant hedge on your wholesale price of power and by your four-year, five, year six, you are over 50% mitt gated and whatever happens in the market whether it goes up or down it is hit the c c a customer less than it would hit the p g and e kir or the direct access customer who have a more direct exposurethat commodity price. >> and then the residents you bring along after the commercial customers are enrolled. >> well in general because year face one is currently focused on the residential cl
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
anything like the carbon tax, or the democrats are talking an energy tax, like a gasoline tax, kim is right. if they're going to do this, through the regulatory angle and outlaw in that way. >> paul: but then, james, why mention it so prominently, or was this sort after bait and switch for the environmentalists and mention it and in policy terms don't. >> there may be some bait and switch, but this is key. if he doesn't need to get anything through the congress, like the potomac swatch-- >> kim strassel. >> so well. they think that they have a court decision a few years empowers them to regulate carbon. they think they're off to the races here and this suggests to me that maybe the play is, with all of the business community expecting an approval of the keystone pipeline, the president might approve the pipeline, but then really ratchet down on the use of the oil going through that pipeline and i think he might be able to say to environmentalists. >> paul: how would they do that, they won't build this thing if they don't think there's a lot of oil that go through it. >> certainly t
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 6:30am PST
relying completely i will say hard energy sources and fossil fuels and that sort of thing, and even in my own personal campaign there was a hit piece that came out about how i was in bed with shell oil and nigeria and active vifts there and we know that is true and disappearing and what not and i don't think we should under estimate the type of political quagmire that this program will find itself in and the attacks are unwarranted and misinforming and certainly i'm not suggesting they're all coming from pg&e, but certainly there is a motivation to maintain the monopoly they have held in the city around providing energy, so with that being said i just wanted to close my comments and i am glad next week i think we're at lafco hearing the task force recommendations. that is critical and sometimes we pass the policies and our actions never conform with the policies that we pass, so if we're serious about reaching that goal in 10 years i think we really need to get serious and that's why cleanpower sf is so important, but in closing i want to go back again and harp on my jimmy carter issue
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm EST
democrats are also talking about maybe an energy tax, like a gasoline tax. there is no political support there. that's why i think kim is right. if they are going to do this it's going to have to be through the regulatory angle trying to outlaw carbon in that way. >> james, why mention it so prominently or was this sort and switch for the environmentalists. you mention it re tore rickly and say i'm really behind you. in policy terms, you don't give them anything. >> there may be some bait and switch. i think this is the key. if he doesn't neeyd to get anythingt. through the congress, as the potomac watch column in friday's journal. >> kim strousal, there is a lot of regulatory authority they think they have. court decision a few years ago empowers them to regulate carbon. they think they are off to the races here. so this suggests to me that maybe the play is, with all of the business community expecting an approval of the keystone pipeline, the president might approve the pipeline but then really ratchet down on the use of the oilat going through that pipeline. i think he might be able
SFGTV2
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
. so, today, we are gathered here in the heart of our city, beneath a symbol of energy and life and hope for the world. you have decorated it with peace cranes and light. wishes and dreams, and most importantly your energy. and now, on behalf of the sisters of perpetual indulgence inc, we gather this energy and strength that we may send it to the nuns above and to give it to any and all that needs its strength. to release the energy of hope that this magnificent tree represents i will ask each and every one of you if you please every time you hear me say we say... you will evoke the words of harvey milk by saying as one group you got to give them hope. now please raise your hands towards the tree of hope and we say you got to give them hope. for all lgbtq young people struggling with bullies and intolerance, we say that you got to give them hope for all transgendered people fighting to live with dignity and respect. we say you got to give them hope. for all of those who seek to protect the rights of lgbtq people across the world, we say you got to give them hope. for our sick and el
SFGTV2
Jan 20, 2013 7:30pm PST
bill to hire the energy commission. california became the leader in energy efficiency. we put in tax credits and policies of the public utilities commission to favor alternative energy, independent power production. which is obvious today. when they promoted code- generation it was something very novel. 30 years ago. now you have a different name for a period in his third party power production using power in a driving way to recapture the most efficient way. innovation is important. i have to also, every time we heard the word innovation, i have to put a plug in for tradition. i have a very traditional education. i spent a lot of years in silence speaking latin up in the hills, living within the medieval framework. i do respect the past. we study it. if you are grounded in tradition, you feel quite confident in change and innovation. if you are insecure, you are very reluctant to embrace the unknown. i do think we need to in our education and politics, we have to have a new appreciation for our traditions and the patterns that describe our culture and our being as americans. having
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
moving through space in a certain way your chi, your life energy moves in a balanced and harmonious fashion. that's one of the sources of the benefits that you get out of t'ai chi. another way of looking at this might be from the western perspective, and saying, you know that as much as we might want to stay in balance and be in balance, the fact is that most of us develop great imbalances in life, and here's why. we have a habit of always moving away from what hurts, right, and moving towards what's more comfortable. we move away from the weaker sides of ourselves and towards the sides that are stronger. so we wind up with these weird postures and odd sort of angles of our body. this is what we technically call a compensation pattern. i'm compensating for what hurts or what's weak, right. but here's the thing. compensation patterns, by definition, lead to advanced wear and tear. they actually age you faster. so, t'ai chi corrects those imbalances bring you back out of those compensation patterns, and literally turns back the aging clock. so, from a western perspective this is anoth
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
, construction jobs, manufacturing jobs, in the energy space, tend to be higher paying than other jobs, particularly service jobs. so if we see a continued pick up in the housing market, continued strength in manufacturing, this could lead to the virtuous cycle that we have all been waiting for from the private sector. cheryl: okay. now, i know that one of the groups that you do watch, one of the groups that you're actually positive on, and there's not a lot, but it is healthcare, you do like healthcare. tell me kind of some of the names you appreciate right now in that space and also do you think that with the healthcare law, the exchange really beginning to kick in in the next 12 months that healthcare is going to continue that forward? >> we think healthcare will continue to being strong relative to the overall market. one area we like, you know, from a defensive standpoint is large cap pharma. you've seen this big race for record setting inflows into high yield bonds. we think one area that pays dividends that has been overlooked is large cap pharma. and we like names like johnson
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
weddings and other events a >> hi, my name is pete shoemaker and well toll energy center. i'm standing in front of a model of a home. this is one of the tools we use here to assess solar energy. five years ago i was in a position similar to that of many of you. i was a homeowner thinking about solar electricity for my home. i had to answer a bunch of questions. one, does this stuff work? would it work on my home and most importantly, can i afford it? well, i did the research. i bought a system. now i get to share that knowledge and that experience with you. for the next 30 minutes, we'll have a class in solar basics and we'll go out in the field and see an actual solar system being installed. 30 minutes, solar basics, stay with me. >> let's talk about the technology, what is it and how does it work? there are three types of solar actually when you sauk about solar. i want to avoid the confusion to make sure we're focusing on the right one. two of them involve heating water and they're very viable technologies, can be very coast effective but we're not going to deal with them r
SFGTV2
Jan 27, 2013 7:30am PST
introduce them self. >> hello,ishv. my name is ian kalen, hottved by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible. >> i'm chris, the co-founder and ceo of 100-plus and we use data from many different sources to try to help people be more healthy in their daily life. >> hi. [speaker not understood]. we're a mapping and location-based analytics platform. and we are working with open data and trying to see how we can turn data into information, data into knowledge, and the kind of decision products. >> hi, i'm john, ceo of motion loft. we're trying to understand how people move around cities and provide that data to the public to build new tools for public safety. >> hi, i'm [speaker not understood] with code for america. we're a peace core for geeks. we're trying to bring talent from the private second for and government to innovate. we work with dozens of citieses acro
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 11:30am EST
are bringing in amounts of tax dollars so the government can make bets on green energy and solyndra. >> coming up. subzero temperatures put the freeze on the temperatures. global warming will give you 14 trillion reason to worry about your green and wall street speeding ahead but why. but it is the new normal. [ male announcer ] this year, make safety your top priority and save hundreds with our best offer yet, now extended due to popular demand. get an adt security system starting at just $49 installed, but only for a limited time. that's an instant savings of $250. don't leave your family's safety to chance. call or visit adt.com/tv. both: i had a break-in. man: by the time i called the police, there wasn't much they could do. i felt so helpless. adt quickly called the police. i felt like it was over right away. feels like it's still not over. we lost our digital photos, financial records, things that insurance simply can't replace. [ male announcer ] help ptect yourself with the fast-alarm response of adt with 24/7 monitoring against burglary, fire, and high levels of carbon mono
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 9:30am EST
tax dollars so the government can make bets on green energy and solyndra. >> coming up. subzero temperatures put the freeze on the temperatures. global warming will give you 14 trillion reason to worry about your green and wall street speeding ahead but why. but it is the new normal. >> it is so cold this week the fountain in new york city freezing over . the deep freeze sweeping over the nation. world leaderships announcing plan to raise another 14 trillion to fight global warming. you say it is time to put the green story on ice. >> it is a waste of money and the government is putting itself in putting the position of picking winners or losers. in the case of solyndra 570 million in taxpayer money went to best solyndra and eep when the company was failing, the government poured more money into it and we need to get out of this and leave it to the private companies to make these bets. if there is money to be made in green energy it will happen. >> tracey. >> we haven't seen a lot coming out of the private sector and so what the heck is the government doing? there is nothing to
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
private company asks so they would be solar installingers and energy fishgee retrofit companies under under the local hiring ordinance there is a requirement that a certain number of jobs be local and so we have been working to earth a earth earth a certificate contain a job [spelling?] and there is no program to employ the people trained by the program and so we are recommending o wd restart and expand it's operation to train these folk who would then be qualified into a pool of local labor for hiring for by the company that is implement these projects. . >> all right mr. moran? >>> one of the things i have been trying to figure out is how this effort that you are describing measures with what we have in front of us and with what the board of supervisors have improved and. >> yes, last time, i asked whether it was an either or and whether we have phase one in front of us or if you can do both if you choose to and the sense that i had it was more the latter and in reading this material though, it seems that you proposed to somethingly change what would be in the phase one on offer par
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
renewable energy and climate change professional services to increase the amount of the contract by $12,400,000 for a total of $31,400,000 and to extend the term of the contract from july 1 2014 to december 31 2016. >> thank you very much. >> supervisor, guillermo rodriguez from the department. we're here seeking your approval to the 4th amendment to the contract with icf resources to increase the contract amount by $12.4 million for a total of $31.4 million and to extend the term of the contract from july 1,2014 through december 31, 2016. icf provides the department with process incentive payments and quality control for our energy-efficient programs, as well as technical assistance. the original contract was approved by the board of supervisors, in the amount of $19 million for five years and three months, and the department as this committee and the board knows has received additional funding for our energy-efficiency work and programs. we have secured additional funding for an additional two years and thus we're requesting increasing this contract and the date. i am happy to ans
SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
launched by the white house but industry led. you should be able to get your own energy data in a machine readable format you can then give to companies, organizations like the ones being celebrated here today to provide real value to you such as saving money, improving energy efficiency, and protecting the environment. so, the green button here we are in san francisco, i can say with some public comfort that pg&e is a signatory to the green button, download my data. and basically you go to the utility website. you can download your own green button data which by itself is, well, i'm an energy guy, an energy geek. i consider with confidence. it is not interesting, necessarily, but when you take your green button data and you give it to some companies, they have amazing things they can do with that green button to, again, save you money. something as simple as if you look at your green button which is kilowatt hours for those that are engineering minded, a line grab if you think about t some companies today can look at your green button and figure out if your refrigerator is broken functio
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm EST
sitting right there and we should use it. it's energy. fracking, for example, has created 1,750,000 jobs in less than two years. billions and billions of dollars going to the states and the federal coffers. we have more energy than anybody in the world. and if we -- in an environmentally friendly way -- acquire it, go on the federal lands, do it in the right way, we'll get that extra piece of cash and bring manufacturing and jobs back to the united states or create them in the united states because of our energy. >> the last four years of the obama presidency was marred by not great relationships between the business community and the administration. you are one of the key faces of the business community. have you reached out to the president or has he reached out to you since his election to say let's make this four years look very different? >> just remember my job's to represent the business people, he's the president of the united states. >> right. >> we deal with each other when we should and when we need to, and sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't. >> but do you have a good
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:20am EST
real energy independence? we can see it today on the horizon. progress on pipeline approval. progress on fracking regulation, that means more american oil and more natural gas. build the pipeline and here come the jobs at no anything to the taxpayers. environmentalists hate it, but maybe, just maybe the americans will win this one. >> and we're close to a market high and "varney & company" is about to begin. n't know it ye, but they' gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> good morning, everyone. we've been talking about apple losing its school for quite a while now and last night we got some proof. less money coming in than expected. the stock, way
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
stock market rally. it goes all the way back to the fall of 2011. . . along with the u.s. energy revolution, aring if to help us this year on the economy. let's bring in our ace investors, david goldman, former head of income grout at bank of america and michael farr, author of "restoring our american dream, the best investment. abigail doolittle, the investors killed it after hours. >> i think what's going on is an important inflexion point. we had another earnings miss, another guide down. this once superstar amongst the text stock has been falling for a few months. i think traders answered vestors were waiting for this report to see what the future with look like. unfortunately it's not as bright as some might have hoped for and that's now showing up in the stock. >> is there an offset here? google did very well today and revenue was very good. apple versus google consideration apple stop this rally? i don't think so but i want to get your take on this. what does it mean apple is doing badly? is it an apple thing, an economy thing or consumer thing or what? >> i think that's a
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
us as a nation become more energy independent. what is it? well, drumroll. approving the keystone xl pipeline. it is not just me. today senators on both side of the aisle have written a letter urging the president not to approve this pipeline right now. thanks to a major announcement from the governor yesterday, you're out of excuses, mr. president. joining me now, jerry taylor from the cato institute. great to have your. it's back in the president's hands once again. what is your betting on what you will -- you will do? >> i don't know. they don't send me internal memoranda. my guess is he will approve the pipeline. it's very difficult to say no. the state department already argued the filing sometime ago that it would have minimal impact on the environment. not a lot of dispute that this would be good for the economy. gasoline prices may have been sliding, but they seem relatively high command others think of the pipeline as a way of addressing that. given all that i suspect the president will approve the pipeline, but i could be wrong. gerri: as you know, the governor of nebraska
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 9:30am EST
. >> did you have full energy? >> oh, yes. i -- i won't kid you, it's a major surgery and it takes a full six weeks before you're back to what i call 100%. >> if you had been seven years younger would you have recovered your full quotient of energy earlier? >> i don't think so. i was very -- i ran for 15-20 years before it so i was in pretty good shape so i don't think being a little younger would have made any dference in my recovery. >> what's the age at which prostate cancer's found? >> there's an autopsy series from out of detroit that demonstrates that men that died of violent causes, there is actually about a 10% incidence of a tiny focus of prostate cancer in in men between 20-29. this really raises the question about how long those cancers are there. the youngest i've ever heard of being actually diagnosed with prostate cancer was a 29-year-old male in the u.s. army. >> is testicular cancer more common in younger men than is prostate cancer? >> well, yes, certainly that's the most common tumor in young men. men between the ages of 15-35. however, you know, we don't know what
SFGTV
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
, not just around clean energy but employment and if we're successful in this program, and especially to the build out of the program that can happen when we have revenue coming in and many jobs can come with the build out and i am excited about that. there are neighbors in san francisco that are greatly impacted by unemployment, greatly impacted by marginalization and racism and inability to access the job market and this can lead the way that we have a strong implementation of programs and services to support communities that are in need of opportunity, so i'm very xietded about how we can move forward with this program, and i will actually cede the mic to the president of the commission. any opening remarks about today's -- >> i can't add more to that articulate overview and i support it and thank you to the commissioners that preceded me and the staff and the now general manager as well for their contributions during that process. thank you mr. chairman. >> thank you. today we will be discussing the customer notification and the education plan. i think it's the bulk of the work be
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
orders. so what it is done in its real success and national securities energy has been to develop a software strategy. a strategy that galvanizes regional publics, galvanizes these publics most intensely of grievances, including grievances against the united states and israel and most importantly against their own unrepresentative pro-western government in regime. amendment the islamic republic has done is aligned itself with public opinion at south in the middle east to constrain hostile governments from attacking a. just think about how barbering largely shia population would react to the fleetest our fifth fleet based in bahrain to attack the islamic republic today. u.s. military planners could hope that the iran's population would be passive as they think they assumed maybe even five years ago. but today it clearly seems reckless. for other ridiculing many american policy elites do with the islamic republic, the appeal to regional public actually works. it works to constrain the united states and hostile, unrepresentative pro-western neighboring iran. iran is also the two reinfo
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 12:00am EST
it because this is what the american people want. this is energy. this is jobs. this is economic activity. it will create revenue to help with the deficit and debt. this is about energy security, energy independence. so we don't have to get oil from the middle east. melissa: you know environmentalists don't like it even though we've taken care of a lot of problems and hurdles we put up in the first place. those have been taken care of. you know environmentalists don't like it. seems like the president is recommitted to battling climate change. he doubled down on green energy. this really doesn't fit into his portfolio of energy options. >> here's thing. there is better environmental stewardship with the project and without it. that oil coming to the united states means lower emissions then sending it to china. it actually means less emissions with the project. i think what we've shown today that the president needs to approve it because it is in the interest of the american people to do so. they don't want to get the energy from the middle east. they want to get it here at home a
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am EST
you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. >> all aboard! >> right now, we have got a roaring bull market in the railroads. even the rails that we've been wary of because they have too much exposure to the troubled east coast coal markets. >> the house of pain. >> companies like csx and norfolk southern which we kind of gave up for a while are beginning to rally. rallying today big after they both reported upside surprises. last night csx up 87 cents, norfolk southern gaining $1.47. 2.2%. big gains all. meanwhile our fave, kansas city southern, a railroad stock i recommended back on december 5th delivered a completely stellar unbelievable number yesterday. and the stock continued its run today. closing within the striking distance of its high up more than 20% from where i got behind it less than two months ago. how can we isolate the strengths driving the rails? in other words, what's the engine behind this bullish locomotive/ how do we play it? when the railroads are doing well, we know they order more rail cars. just
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
the iranian border. just today on press tv, the iranian energy minister say this is share reserves. they want to move in. the context in iraq a kurdish conflict within are with the kurds have cut down their oil production from 100,000 barrels a day to 5,000 because they don't want baghdad to control it. so baghdad says, look, we found oil. we'll not be as dependent on the kurdish region. into this conflict america has been missing in action and iran is going to fill those voids if we stay asleep against political islam and its interests. melissa: steven, you make the great point this means that we should be more dependent on ourselves than ever before. we need the pipeline, but also pushes the focus to fracking and to shale. i worry especially with the president's speech yesterday and with the turnover that we're about to see at the department of energy that maybe we're going to see a crackdown on fracking and on shale here in the u.s. that really goes against our own self-interests. >> well, it really would. it really would be a shock, melissa if the president did many could out n
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
not have to believe the scientists while reasserting american global energy leadership. even balancing the budget will be easier with this initiative. congress and the administration should begin conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. this would give the right signals on energy sources and use. it could raise money to reduce the deficit, restore our infrastructure, speed and finance conservation. there are a number of other commonsense steps that would make progress on carbon pollution and energy conservation goals more significant. the epa should stop dragging its feet permitting old coal plants to continue to spew forth toxic waste, harming the environment and the health of our citizens. it is past time the clean air act reinforced. make sure there are proper safeguards for the cracking technology. make sure this reservoir of inexpensive gas does not undercut the addition of renewables to our energy portfolio. solar, wind, geothermal. dership on these technologies for a balanced energy portfolio and ultimately to reduce our carbon footprint. at each step, we should be
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
, lift people out of unemployment, and bring a renewed energy to our country. coming up, will the debt ceiling debate delay your tax refund? next in the president obama has begun his second term by declaring the possibilities are limitless. our political panel takes a look at the next four years. ♪ officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. - ♪ 'cause people got me questioning ♪ ♪ where is the love - ma'am. you forgot your purse. - thank you. oh. thank you very much. - a message from the foundation for a beer life. >>> from our fox business stios in new york, here, again, is gerri willis. gerri: well, not wasting a second of the second term, president obama making it clear who is in charge the next four years laying out a bold agenda in the inaugural address. that's how i read it. with more, maryann marsh, a democratic strategist, and rich lawry, editor of "the national review. " whato you think of the
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
at. melissa: the energy administration says on average if you have natural gas, it's $200 more this winter, better than heating oil at $450 more. that's average. people elsewhere, obviously, on the other end of that. on the east coast, you could pay more. i wonder how long does the cold have to last in order for us to feel the pinch? it's winter. always cold. this is not a big surprise. i mean, we knew this was coming. >> right. it is. you know, what happens, i think, with price projections, remember prices for the last few winters have been well below normal when you compare it to the price of oil and natural gas. natural gas prices are coming off historic lows, and while we are paying more, we're paying a lot less than we did, say, you know, five years ago. if you put it in that perspective, it's a lot better. you know, the problem, too, i think when you look at the heating fuels, it's not only here in the u.s. having these cold temperatures driving upment prices. if you look at europe, you look at asia, they, also, are having record cold so even if it warms up here, the pressure
Current
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
clip, michael, and get you're assessment of this. >> obama: the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we can't cede to other nations the technology that willpower new jobs and new industry, we must claim it's promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure. a forest and waterways our crop lands and snow capped peaks. >> cenk: so michael, first off were you encouraged by these portions of the speech? >> yes, i was encouraged. i was inspired. i thought it was a great speech. you know, i thought what the president did really well was he talked about fighting climate disruption both as moral obligation, but he also pointed out that transitioning to clean energy is a great economic opportunity. it's not just an obligation that we have for future generations. it's an opportunity that we have right now to move beyond dirty fuel. i thought the president did a great job. >> cenk: all right michael, we know that it wasn't just words in this case, because
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
more powerful storms. the path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. >> you'll recall with the exception of a single line in his dnc speech, our current state of climate peril was barely mentioned in the campaign. in fact, it was the first time in 24 years it was never raised at any of the debates. so, i was not the only commentator who was surprised to find such a passionate, lengthy passage in his speech. a speech, of course, is just that. often we have a tendency to overestimate just how much presidential rhetoric can accomplish. right after the speech the new york times ran an article with the headline, speech gives climate goal center stage. president obama masetting in motion what democrats say will be a deliberate pace, aggressive campaign built around use of executive powers to sidestep congressional opposition. libertarian author gene healey coined it cult of the, a quasi figure, directing the nation's attention and resources at a whim. and in the sphere of national security that is
SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
can get it done and i just want to thank you guys for all your energy and excitement you bring to san francisco and for the giants day in and day out. you all are the best. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> well, -- audience: romo, romo. >> well, first off congratulations san francisco. we definitely couldn't have done it without you guys. i will venture to say -- there is one thing i noticed about my team we are a great example of this city. look at the diversity of personalities, where we all come from, the different faces from different stories and we all have one goal in mine. we had one job in mine. we had one dream in mine and that is to be world series champions with this group and i am proud to say that. you guys the same thing. we couldn't have done it without you, the city of san francisco. like i said you guys better be proud. you need to be proud and i will tell you for dang sure we are all world series champions and wearing orange and black in san francisco. [cheers and applause] >> all right. now i would like to introduce two more gentlemen. the first gentleman his fir
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
to grow our economy, lift people out of unemployment, and bring a renewed energy to our country. coming up, will the debt ceiling debate delay your tax refund? next in the president obama has begun his second term by declaring the possibilities are limitless. our political panel takes a look at the next four years. ♪ >>> from our fox business studios in new york, here, again, is gerri willis. gerri: well, not wasting a second of the second term, president obama making it clear who is in charge the next four years laying out a bold agenda in the inaugural address. that's how i read it. with more, maryann marsh, a democratic strategist, and rich lawry, editor of "the national review. " what do you think of the speech? >> audacious. one, it was an unabashedly progressive speech, shorn of the pose that's characterized as rhetoric. it also, i think, was audacious in its appropriation of the tradition of the american foundings. it was a direct challenge to republicans and the tea party saying you are obsessed with the founders. you are wrong. i am the one firmly within the tradition
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ ♪ that's why right here in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- believe.e got to that was the reaction all across ravens nation and as they took down the pats in foxboro by 15 points. >> amazing, just amazing. >> as official, our team is super bowl bound. >> once the ravens region new orleans, they will be taking on the san francisco 49ers coached by coach harbor on -- harbaugh's brother jim. pete.begin with i'd bet things are feeling a whole lot warmer up there now. >> it is not that cold. a year ago i was watching them come off of this field. they looked bang like they just lost a puppy dog. they were very sad. ray lewis said that we will get back here. they did. they made sure that things were different. in the locker room at halftime they were getting the same feelings from a year ago where it might be slipping away trailing 13-7. at that point, they rallied. joe flacco, absolutely unbelievable in the second half where he threw three touchdown passes. he has not thrown it interception since the loss to denver. that
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